Flow Level Pressure

Offshore Oil Rig Installation with ATEX Mag Meter

May 12 2017 Read 379 Times

Bell flow systems were recently approached about a sea water pumping application for an offshore oil rig. The customer required a highly accurate meter to fit onto an existing 3” line, which would be suitable for operation in an ATEX zone 1 hazardous area, and also capable of withstanding the harsh conditions that come with being offshore. In addition to this, the meter was required to come with a UKAS accredited calibration and EN 10204 material certification.

Due to the high quality build, and robust nature, the Siemens Sitrans MAG 3100 electromagnetic flow sensor combined with an ATEX 18-30V DC MAG 6000 display, was naturally a perfect match for the application. The Siemens Sitrans MAG meters have a large variety of liners to suit almost any medium, as well as a choice of 316 steel, hastalloy, platinum, or titanium electrode materials and grounding electrodes as standard.

To strengthen the resistance to the harsh offshore environment, the meter body was also coated in a special wear and fire resistant paint, which conforms to a Norsok M-501 system 1 Spec. The benefit of the using the Norsok M-501 is to ensure optimal protection of the installation with minimum need for maintenance.

With an accuracy of +/-0.2% and ATEX approval, the MAG 3100 meter was an ideal choice for the precise measurement that the client required.

Read comments0

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.


Digital Edition

Petro Industry News June / July 2018

July 2018

In This Edition... Fuel for Thought - A good year for Endress+Hauser - Dr. Shah honoured by Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - DURAG Group acquire AP2E Analytical Instru...

View all digital editions

Events

AGMSC

Jul 30 2018 Moon Township, PA, USA

DXC 2018

Aug 06 2018 Westminster, CO, USA

Oil and Gas

Aug 09 2018 Madrid, Spain

ONS 2018

Aug 27 2018 Stavanger, Norway

Abu Dhabi International Downstream

Sep 03 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE

View all events